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Retired Educators

NEA-Retired membership today is more than 300,000 strong. Our retirees continue to lead the way for public education and critical issues.
NEA-Retired President Sarah Borgman and Lynda Wolfe Smith at podium Calvin Knight/NEA
NEA-Retired President Sarah Borgman (left) gives Lynda Wolfe Smith (right) the NEA Retired Distinguished Service Award during the 2018 NEA Representative Assembly.

Whether you’re already retired or just thinking about retirement down the road, there are many advantages to being an NEA-Retired member.

We work with NEA members to:

  • Protect and improve retirement pension and health benefits—including state pensions, Social Security, and Medicare.
  • Improve public education through mentoring, literacy, and intergenerational programs and activities.
  • Achieve legislative and political action goals for education and education employees.

Other benefits of belonging to NEA-Retired include:

  • Continued involvement with your State Association and NEA to enjoy new and different activities with former colleagues and new friends.
  • Volunteer opportunities in community-based programs.
  • Participation in national and regional conferences and seminars.
  • A variety of member benefits, such as:
    • insurance programs
    • credit programs
    • loan and mortgage programs
    • deposit savings accounts
    • investment programs

Become a Member

NEA-Retired member Marilyn Warner
Through my local, state, and national involvement on various committees, I get to see the enthusiasm of active educators and hear about the projects they’re working on. It’s important to stay involved and help keep public education alive. As a retiree, I have time to work during the day and help the association.
Quote by: Marilyn Warner, Retired Elementary School Teacher
Sam Evelyn Morgan Rock

Learn more about NEA-Retired

Now more than ever the commitment continues. Learn how NEA-Retired works to meet the needs of retired education employees (like Sam Evelyn Rock from the Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Assn in Tennessee at right) and how to join.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.